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Woll and Bush pace HU past Lawrence Tech 81-66

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Senior Daniel Woll poured in a season-high 30 points to guide the Forester men’s basketball team to an 81-66 win over Lawrence Tech (1-10) Tuesday night at the Don Ridler Fieldhouse. It’s a perfect way to head into Christmas break as HU improves to 10-5 and extends their win streak to four.

Woll missed the mark just six times to go 12-for-18 from the field for 66.7 percent. He also ripped down a game-best 12 boards for his sixth double double of the year. Joining him with a double double was Mike Bush. The 5-7 point guard posted 19 points and ten assists.

The duo’s performance in the first half proved to be critical to their team’s success. Together they scored 28 of HU’s 35 points on 13-for-21 shooting while the rest of his team went just 2-for-15. The twosome lit it up to open and close the frame so not surprisingly, the midway point didn’t prove too friendly to Coach Platt’s squad.

After racing out to a 20-9 advantage by the 12:49 mark, the Foresters went ice cold to which the Blue Devils took full advantage to outscore their visitors 13-0 over a four-minute span to turn their deficit into a two-point advantage of 22-20 with just over eight minutes left in the period.

The Blue Devils would hang on to the lead for all but one possession until the 2:24 mark when Austin Karazsia scored to put HU back on top for good at 29-28. Karazsia went on to knock down two freebies while Huntington’s other 11 points in the final eight minutes came by way of Woll and Bush for a 35-32 advantage heading into intermission.

The pair picked up where they left off to start the second half by each scoring for a 40-34 edge. Tyler Arens then went to work to score 11 of his 13 points to up the lead to 56-44 by the 13:46 mark after which the spread never dipped to single digits as HU cruised to their seventh double digit win.

Payton DeWildt topped Lawrence Tech with 14 points while Travis Baker and Lucas Vojak added 13 and 11 points respectively.

After shooting 41.7 percent in the first half, the Foresters who currently leading the nation in shooting at 52.7 percent, connected on 17 of their 31 field goals in the final twenty minutes to finish 32-for-67 for the game for 47.8 percent. Lawrence Tech finished 25-for-64 for 39.1 percent. HU committed just eight turnovers to match their season-low while forcing 11 Blue Devil miscues and outrebounded their hosts 43-34.

Huntington is off until December 29 when they travel to St. Xavier for a 5:00 p.m. tip-off with the Cougars.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.